Breaking...Explosions In Brussels (BUMPED TO THE TOP)
Brussels is under attack.
Two explosions at the airport. At least 10 dead and at least 30 wounded.
And now the subway is closed because of explosions there. Maelbeek station reportedly attacked.
Consider this: this week contains holy days for both Christians and Jews. Good Friday and Easter Sunday for Christians; Purim for Jews.
Yahoo! News has live updates HERE.
• Two explosions have ripped through Brussels airportFox News is now reporting 5 blasts.
• As many as 13 people have reportedly died and there are said to be as many as 35 injured
• Belga agency said shots were fired and there were shouts in Arabic shortly before the blasts
• The attack centred on an American Airlines desk in a departure hall
• Footage from inside the building shows a scene of devastation, with smoke rising from the terminal
• An explosion has also reportedly occurred at a Brussels metro station near the European Union headquarters
• Brussels was already on a state of high alert following the arrest of Paris atrocity suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week
City-wide lockdown in Brussels.
Attacks are now officially being called terror attacks.
Suicide vest(s) have been found.
Shots were fired before the blasts at the airport.
The news media's talking heads keep saying, "Just who is behind these attacks?"
|Image of the aftermath of today's Brussels attacks|
At least 10 dead at the Maelbeck subway station
Brussels officials are now calling this "a blind attack." I interpret that to mean that they are indicating that these attacks were not executed in reaction to the arrest of Abdelsalam (or however his name is spelled).
UPDATE - PASTORIUS CUTTING IN WITH MORE:
When Salah Abdelsalem was arrested the other day, authorities mentioned that he was in the midst of planning another attack and was found with a large cache of weaponry:
(CNN)The arrest of terror suspect Salah Abdeslam resulted in authorities finding a large number of weapons, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Sunday.
"He was ready to restart something in Brussels," said Reynders, speaking at the German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum.
"And it's maybe the reality because we have found a lot of weapons, heavy weapons, in the first investigations and we have found a new network around him in Brussels."
The investigation also showed more people were involved in the November 13 Paris attacks than first thought, he said.
"After the terror attacks in Paris, I said to one TV channel in the U.S. that we were searching for around 10 people with heavy weapons. We have far more than that since November, and not only in Belgium but also in France," he said.
" ... For the moment we have found more than 30 people involved in the terrorist attacks in Paris, but we are sure there are others."Also, remember that, after the attacks in Paris, Salah Abdelsalem walked around freely in his Brussels neighborhood for months. His fellow Muslims did not report him:
Salah Abdeslam wandered through the streets of Molenbeek with his accomplices and even used to walk past the police station, according to residents, whilst on the run from Belgian intelligence authorities.Muslims don't report on Muslims.
The Koran tells them not to.
So yeah, the Brussels attacks, the Paris attacks, the San Bernadiino attacks?
Just a few of the minor inconveniences we put up with for the pleasure of living with all those nice, moderate Muslims who are our "neighbors" and "friends".
You know, the ones who DIDN'T report on Abdelsalem?
Yeah, MODERATE MUSLIMS.
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